Gutter cleaning can be a hazardous and unpleasant chore for any homeowner and those who are unfortunate enough to live underneath large trees or even worse a pine tree will know all about this job. Professional companies can be chosen to carry out the work but the price can often be excessive and with Health and Safety rules frequently changing those prices charged are unlikely to decrease. Those who are brave enough to climb the ladder are the lucky ones, not everyone is capable of such endeavors, fortunately there are a few alternative methods and products for cleaning out gutters:
1) The Gutter Vacuum is perfect for those who cannot or will not climb the ladder. It is made from aluminium and is very lightweight, it makes no mess and can be used to clear out guttering over conservatories and narrow sideways. This product can also be fitted with a C.C.T.V. camera system so you can the gutter as you make your way around the property – a perfect tool for both homeowner and D.I.Y.
2) The Guttering Cleaner is a cordless tool that has fixed bristles that rotate at high speed blowing out leaves and other debris, its a tool targeted primarily to the U.S market.
3) The Wand is a simple hose attachment and is best suited for clearing out sludge such as decayed moss rather then freshly dropped leaves or pine needles. This is more of a D.I.Y. accessory than a professional tool.
4) Once the guttering is cleared out future blockages can be prevented by installing a good quality and sturdy gutter guard. These products have gone through a re invention in recent years and several high quality products are now on sale that put the flimsy mesh type guards of yesteryear to shame.